a charge imposed and collected
levy, levy en masse(verb)
the act of drafting into military service
impose and collect
"levy a fine"
recruit, levy, raise(verb)
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
"raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
The act of levying
The tax, property or people so levied
To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property
To draft someone into military service
To wage war
Origin: From leve, from levee, from lever "to raise".
a name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d
the act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc
that which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc
the taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution
to raise, as a siege
to raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc
to raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions
to gather or exact; as, to levy money
to erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc
to take or seize on execution; to collect by execution
to seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods
Origin: [F. leve, fr. lever to raise. See Lever, and cf. Levee.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lev′i, v.t. to raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:—pr.p. lev′ying; pa.t. and pa.p. lev′ied.—n. the act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected. [L. levāre, to raise.]
The numerical value of levy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of levy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only ministers should levy taxes and not Hamas.
The (higher truck) levy will just go back to whoever is hiring the trucks. So eventually the consumer ends up paying the levy and inhaling the gas fumes.
Proposals to consider could include the levy to be capped in terms of its rate and a sunset clause introduced so that banks can begin to plan for a future without the levy.
We have never failed a tax levy, with the tax shift, I’m starting to hear from some people that they may not be able to afford to vote ‘yes,’ because they can’t afford it.
Analysis of the responses shows that the impact of a tobacco levy on the tobacco market would be similar to a duty rise, with tobacco manufacturers and importers passing the levy onto consumer prices, as tobacco duties have already increased this year and will continue to increase by more than inflation each year in this parliament, the government has decided not to introduce a levy on manufacturers and importers.
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- llevaCatalan, Valencian
- reclutar, multarSpanish
- sakotus, veronkanto, sakottaa, verottaa, kutsunnat, sotia, ulosotto, [[ottaa]] [[sotaväki, ulosmitata, [[käydä]] [[sotaa]], sotaväenotto, kutsua palvelukseen, ulosottaa, takavarikko, takavarikoida, verotus, [[määrätä]] [[vero]]Finnish
- prélèvement, taxe, impôtFrench
- huiuscemodi indictioneLatin
- karawhiunga, karawhiuMāori
- pobierać, ściągaćPolish
- impozitare, taxa, recruta, impozita, taxareRomanian
- взима́ть, обложе́ние, сбор, взима́ниеRussian
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